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Awesome Owls

November 22, 2011

I have to admit, I have a new fascination with owls. They are so incredibly diverse in looks and can exhibit features that range from pure cuteness to those of erudite wisemen or even as some alien creatures.

Baby owls like many infant animals are especially cute, due to their big eyes and large heads. Psychologists believe that cuteness is a function of resemblance to human infants, to whom we’re programmed to respond sympathetically because of their helplessness. In any case owls are just very interesting animals in general even if you don’t take their appearance into the equation.

 

Here’s some videos and pics I likes:

Interesting video of the great horned owl transforming when it feels threatened. Goes from puffy to very skinny.

 

Very cute baby owl

 

There baby barn owls are not so cute and remind me of the aliens from the fifth element

 

Finally I found this slow motion video of an owl catching its prey that was not to be missed

 

And a photograph of a Great Grey owl:

 

 

 

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. November 23, 2011 9:01 am

    Somebody likes owls.

  2. May 9, 2012 6:22 am

    Saw your site so I thought you might enjoy this:
    NC Science Museum Durham_2012_1-7

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